The NCHD works alongside the Safe Cribs for Missouri Program by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) within the Office of Childhood, in providing safe cribs to families who have no access to or are not able to provide a safe crib for their child, as well as safe sleep education and resources for the families or caregivers.
Sleep-related infant death is the leading cause of infant mortality from one month to one year of age. Sleep-related infant death can result from unintentional suffocation/strangulation, or from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the sudden and unexpected death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a complete investigation. The best way to prevent sleep-related deaths is for all parents and caregivers to provide a safe sleeping environment for infants.
PUBLICITY STATEMENT For ALL MCH Activities Funded by the Title V MCH Block Grant
This project is/was funded in part by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Title V Maternal Child Health Services Block Grant and is/was supported by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant #B04MC47428, Maternal and Child Health Services for $12,834,718, of which $0 is from non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.